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The Resource New women in the old west : from settlers to suffragists, an untold American story, Winifred Gallagher

New women in the old west : from settlers to suffragists, an untold American story, Winifred Gallagher

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New women in the old west : from settlers to suffragists, an untold American story
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New women in the old west
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from settlers to suffragists, an untold American story
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Winifred Gallagher
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eng
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"A riveting history of the American West told for the first time through the pioneering women who used the challenges of migration and settlement as opportunities to advocate for their rights, and transformed the country in the process. Between 1840 and 1910, over half a million men and women traveled deep into the underdeveloped American West, the vast lands that extended from the Great Plains to the Pacific Ocean. Survival in this uncharted region required two hard-working partners, compelling women to take on equal responsibilities to men, proving to themselves--and their husbands--that they were capable of far more than society maintained. Back East, women were citizens in name only. Unable to vote, own property, or file for divorce, women were kept separate from the dynamic male world outside the home. But the women of the west rightly saw themselves as patriotic pioneers, vital contributors to westward expansion. By the mid-nineteenth century the fight for women's suffrage was radical but hardly new, until the women of the west changed the course. Armed with the ethos of "manifest domesticity," they established and managed schools, churches, and philanthropies; they ran for office, first for the school board but soon for local legislature. Wielding their authority in public life for political gains, they successfully fought for the right to earn income, purchase property, and, especially, vote. In 1869, partly to lure more women past the Rocky Mountains, Wyoming gave women the vote. Utah, Colorado, and Idaho soon followed, and long before the Nineteenth Amendment of 1919 did so across the country, nearly every western state or territory had enfranchised women. In New Women in the Old West, Winifred Gallagher brings to life the little known and under-reported women who played monumental roles in one of the most vibrant and transformative periods in the history of the United States. Alongside their victories, Gallagher explores the women who were less privileged by race and class, the Native American, Hispanic, African-American, and Asian women, yet joined the fight for universal equality. Drawing on an extraordinary collection of research, including personal letters and diaries, Gallagher weaves together the striking achievements of those who not only created homes on weather-wracked prairies and built communities in muddy mining camps, but played a crucial, unrecognized role in the women's rights movement, and forever redefined the 'American woman.' "--
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10964779
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Gallagher, Winifred
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305.40978
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Women
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from settlers to suffragists
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New women in the old west : from settlers to suffragists, an untold American story, Winifred Gallagher
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index
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Contents
Home on the Range -- The Respectable Community -- Woman Rights -- Wyoming Makes History -- A Home of Her Own -- A Man's Education -- Women at Work -- An Ambitious Organization of Ladies -- "Do Everything" -- Women and the "Indian Question" -- Progressives and Populists -- Suffrage Central -- New Women Squared -- The East Looks West -- The Enfranchised West
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25 cm
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xxiv, 277 pages
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9780735223257
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(hb)
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2020055750
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1258366172
Label
New women in the old west : from settlers to suffragists, an untold American story, Winifred Gallagher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home on the Range -- The Respectable Community -- Woman Rights -- Wyoming Makes History -- A Home of Her Own -- A Man's Education -- Women at Work -- An Ambitious Organization of Ladies -- "Do Everything" -- Women and the "Indian Question" -- Progressives and Populists -- Suffrage Central -- New Women Squared -- The East Looks West -- The Enfranchised West
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780735223257
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2020055750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1258366172

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